The Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee is a voluntary association of CUPE locals totaling more than 20,000 members working in the university sector.
This includes security, parking, skilled trades, clerical, administrative, caretaking, teaching, food service, technical, research and library workers.
Most work directly for the province's universities, although some work for contractors on campuses.
The OUWCC's activities include coordinating university bargaining and province-wide campaigns, political action on university issues, and facilitating information-sharing between locals.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees-Ontario has long worked side by side with students across the province through their provincial union, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. Recently, it has come to our attention that some individuals are pushing for students' unions to decertify from their provincial union, CFS-Ontario. To be clear, this petition is not about having a discussion about how students' organize; it is a petition to initiate the decertification process.